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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Hebrews 1:5 “…I Will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son.” We begin this study by looking at 1 Chronicles 17:1-5. In the previous two chapters you can read the history of how David had brought the Ark of the Covenant to a tent that he had set up in Jerusalem. Now, in chapter 17, David is thinking about building a Temple for the Ark of… Read More

Preached on July 20th, 1856, at Gower Street Chapel, London, by J. C. Philpot “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:2-4) What a remarkable mercy! What a blessing, as beyond all price, so beyond all… Read More

Preached on December 27, 1840, by J. C. Philpot, at Trinity Chapel, Alfred Street, Leicester. “And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.” (2 Timothy 2:5) The Holy Spirit appears to have made much use of figures and illustrations in the word of God; and I believe we may find more or less of this mode of instruction from Genesis to Revelation. For… Read More

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, London, on August 30, 1846, by J. C. Philpot “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.” (Revelation 2:17) I do not know… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 10, 1845, by Joseph Philpot “I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.” (Psalm 119:32) I was endeavoring to show on Thursday evening a connection between the precept and the promise; and I observed that, whenever the precept and the promise are linked together, if we are enabled to perform the precept, God is sure to fulfill the promise…. Read More

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, Hampstead Road, London, on Wednesday Evening, August 16, 1843, by Joseph Philpot “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) With what confidence the Apostle speaks here! There is not in his mind the shadow of a doubt–but he declares it as a positive certainty, that his God would supply all their need. Whence arose this… Read More

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquited within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” (Psalm 42:11) —————————— What a proof it is of the truth and inspiration of the Word of God, that no sooner is the Lord pleased to quicken our souls into spiritual life, than we find the Bible… Read More

There was a time when markings on the skin were only made by the primitive and heathen tribes, or by sailors who had traveled to their countries and brought these customs back with them. Body piercings were traditionally done only by primitive tribes who didn’t know the God of Israel. However, it is indeed a sign of the times that over the last few decades, body piercings and tattoos, which are reminiscent… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Saved by Water” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is 1 Peter 3:16-22, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

We are going to look at what happened at Golgotha. To make a long story short, the Lord Jesus was brought before the Sanhedrin, He was falsely accused of blasphemy, and He was brought before Pilate who under pressure from the Jews condemned Him to death. Then He was led to the hill called Golgotha to be crucified. We read in Matthew 27: Matthew 27:33 And when they were come unto a… Read More

“To the praise of the glory of HIS grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved” (Ephesians 1:6) There is nothing more opposed to each other, than the Scripture sense of acceptation, as it relates to the Lord, and as it relates to man. To accept any man’s person is the sinful act of a sinful man. And to accept a poor sinner in Christ, is the gracious act of… Read More

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:” (Matthew 6:19-20) No matter how much we accumulate of material goods and money in this life, no matter how much we gain of fame and recognition, they… Read More

To come to Christ for life, is for the sinner to feel and acknowledge that he is utterly destitute of any claim upon God’s favor; is to see himself as “without strength,” lost and undone; is to admit that he is deserving of nothing but eternal death, thus taking side with God against himself; it is for him to cast himself into the dust before God, and humbly sue for Divine mercy…. Read More

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on HIM the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6) We trust Christ our risen Savior who died on the cross to put away all our sins. All our sins, not one omitted, were laid upon Him, and He died under the justice of God’s law for us. He became accountable for… Read More

The title of this study is: “This is Jesus the King of the Jews.” The Lord Jesus Christ was captured in the Garden of Gethsemane. From there He was led to Annas, and then to Caiaphas, and then before the Sanhedrin, and then to Pontius Pilate, and then to Herod, and then again to Pontius Pilate. And all this happened before about 8 O’clock on Friday morning. Everyone had to get up… Read More

Question 1: What does it matter what the true Gospel is? Everybody has different beliefs. Aren’t they all equally true? Answer 1: This is a very important question to ask. The bible is very specific that there is only one true gospel and that many will come preaching another gospel and another Jesus. The gospel reveals the good news of how man may be declared righteous before a just and Holy God… Read More

The question that is often asked me is: Why Go to Jeremiah? (2 Timothy 3:15) “Why would you study Jeremiah? It is SO depressing. Why not go to the New Testament where you can read all kinds of uplifting stories. If you want to preach about the Lord Jesus Christ, you need to preach Christ from the New Testament” Now, is that really so? If we look at the New Testament church… Read More

Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith… Read More

PThe title of this article is “Remember Lot’s wife.” The Lord Jesus Christ spoke these famous words when He told His disciples about His second coming. But before Christ comes as the Judge of this world, three events will occur first: 1) The Final Tribulation Period. 2) The rapture on the final day, and 3) The destruction of this world, and that includes at least part of this universe. The Lord Jesus… Read More

“For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.”… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on Thursday Evening, August 7, 1845, by J. C. Philpot ———– “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.” (Psalm 37:4-6) To search and to know… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on July 6th, 1845, by J. C. Philpot ———— “He who overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.” (Revelation 21:7) The Scriptures, describing the path of the Christian, represent it under various figures, but all implying ‘opposition’ to the path he takes. For instance, it is sometimes spoken of as a conflict — “Having the same conflict… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on October 11, 1863, by J. C. Philpot “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.”(Philippians 1:9-11)… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on Tuesday Evening, July 20, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.” (Psalm 35:3) If we take the Scriptures as our authority (and upon what authority can we depend, but the inspired word of the living God?) in what a fearful state is mankind at large! When we compare what man now is with what man was when he came forth… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on November 28, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.” (Hebrews 2:8) In opening up, then, the words of our text, I shall, with God’s blessing, First, endeavor… Read More

A sermon preached on June 13, 1841, by J. C. Philpot, at Zoar Chapel, London. “And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done it.” (Ezekiel 17:24) It seems impossible, as Deer justly speaks, to… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 9, 1848, by J. C. Philpot “When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.” (Luke 11:21-22) God created man in his own image, after his own likeness. And thus when he looked upon… Read More

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16) —————————— The grand object of the Epistle to the Hebrews is to set forth the high… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, Oakham, on Wednesday Evening, July 7, 1869, by J. C. Philpot Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed on him, “If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32) It is very instructive, in reading the gospels, to trace the different ways in which the miracles wrought by our… Read More

What is the difference between the two kinds of love that the Bible speaks of? Actually, in the Greek language there were at least three kinds of love. And the most popular one in the Greek language was the word eros, from which we get the word erotic. And it had to do with sensual love. It was the kind of love wherein we love someone because they make us feel so… Read More

The title of this article is “In That Day” because, in the section we are going to cover, God uses the expression “In That Day” seven times. Remember this is a vision. First we have to ask ourselves: What is God showing in the House of Jacob? (Isaiah 2:5-6) When God speaks of the “House of Jacob” God is addressing the “House of Israel” in the corporate sense, with all its sins,… Read More

A brother requests an expression of our opinion in regard to the witch of Endor, and of her bringing up Samuel; and what we write on the subject, we wish our readers to understand, so far as it is not sustained by direct Scripture authority, to be given only as our opinion. All human opinion is fallible; but what God has said in the Scriptures endureth forever. From a very early period… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on September 19, 1858, by J. C. Philpot —————————— “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me. I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London,on July 28, 1844, by J. C. Philpot “Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.” (2 Corinthians 3:16) In looking at this portion of Holy Writ, I shall endeavor, with God’s blessing, to show— 1. What the veil is. 2. What it is to turn to the Lord. 3. What it is to have the veil taken away. And may God… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on Thursday Evening, September 2, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “From Me is thy fruit found.” (Hosea 14:8) Man unites in himself what at first sight seem to be completely opposite things; he is the greatest of sinners—and yet the greatest of Pharisees. Now, what two things can be so opposed to each other as sin and self-righteousness? Yet the very same man who is a… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 16, 1849, by J. C. Philpot “And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.” (Luke 22:31-32) God’s ways are not our ways; neither are his thoughts our thoughts. This is applicable to a variety… Read More

“He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:11-13) Hypocrisy and self-righteousness never probably rose to such a height as at… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 4, 1844, by J. C. Philpot “The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” (Psalm 25:14) There is no truth more offensive to the carnal mind, nor one more sweet to those taught of God than this—that true religion is of a spiritual and supernatural character. That God should dwell in man; that the blessed… Read More

Preached at Jewry Street Chapel, on Thursday Evening, July 22, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “But I am poor and needy—yet the Lord thinketh upon me…” (Psalm 40:17) There is one passage of Scripture frequently read, and as frequently quoted, and yet, it is to be feared, little understood, and less laid to heart. The passage to which I refer is that striking one, Isaiah 55:8, 9—”For my thoughts are not your… Read More

“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25) We have reason to bless God for the Epistle to the Hebrews, for it so unfolds the Levitical dispensation, and casts such a divine light on all the types, figures, rites, ceremonies, and sacrifices of the Old Testament. What is the main subject of… Read More

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on July 21, 1867 by Joseph Philpot. “Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.” (Jeremiah 48:11) Moab represents a professor in the church of God destitute of divine grace. It will… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on September 2, 1860, by J. C. Philpot “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit,… Read More

We begin this article in the prophecy of Isaiah, chapter 1. Our first point is: 1. The Daughter of Zion Isaiah 1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden, as a besieged city. Perhaps you know the answer to the question: Is there still hope for the Daughter of Zion? The answer from the Word of God came back: Yes,… Read More

But what is the first want that the living soul most pressingly and most urgently feels? Mercy. Was not that the first cry which was raised up in the heart of the publican: “God be merciful to me, a sinner.” Mercy was a word that never before had been in his lips: the craving after mercy was an experience utterly unknown in his soul. But no sooner did sin and guilt fall… Read More

“A peculiar people.” (1 Peter 2:9) What an involuntary testimony do ungodly people often bear to the truth of the Scriptures! What, for instance, is more common in the world, and among those who are lying dead in a profession, than language of this kind–“What an odd kind of people there are at such a chapel! What particular notions they have! What peculiar sentiments they entertain! There is only a set of… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London on closing his annual visit to the Metropolis, on Tuesday evening, July 13th 1841, by J. C. Philpot “Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:5) This Epistle of Peter, like all the other epistles of the apostles, is addressed to the quickened family of God. The epistles were written to churches;… Read More

Unfortunately, in many churches the Old Testament is not being preached any more. That is a shame. The Bible is One Book. They have forgotten that the Church in the 1st Century AD had only the Old Testament and they preached Christ from the Old Testament. That is what I plan to do today in this article. The Scroll of Isaiah stands out in the Old Testament as one very special revelation… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 15, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”(1 Peter 1:6-7) The Scriptures contain… Read More

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, London, on Tuesday Evening, August 2, 1853, by J. C. Philpot “I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy… Read More

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, London, on July 29, 1849, by J. C. Philpot “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void,… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 25th, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” (Romans 7:24-25) What a mercy it is for the Church of God that the Apostle… Read More

For this article, we turn to Matthew Chapter 13. I want to focus on verses 10,11 and 12. But let me start at verse 1. Jesus preached in parables; almost this entire Chapter 13 in Matthew, Matthew 13:1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. Matthew 13:2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat;… Read More

In the bible we see that God portrays the Devil as a great red dragon. This is just a symbol of the Devil, for the Devil is a spirit, and a spirit is invisible. But God portrays Satan as a great red dragon to warn us for his great power, and his wickedness, and his viciousness. Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having… Read More

In Revelation 12 the dragon, representing the Devil, tried to destroy the Christ child and has failed, we also see how the Devil has carried on a war for the possession of the Old Testament saints and has failed, and we can read how the Devil has tried to destroy the woman, representing the New Testament saints and has failed. And now, in this present time… The Dragon Makes War With the… Read More

When we turn our eyes to the Christian home, we must not fall in the trap of a man centered way of thinking, coming out of the pages of the Bible. What is a family? God created human families like pictures of God’s family here on earth. We know that Christ is the Head of God’s family. His Bride is the Church. The Church is like the “mother hen that watches over… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, Oakham, Tuesday April 18th, 1864. Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. (Psalm 25:4-5) There is one feature in true religion perhaps not much insisted upon, but not the less real and genuine; which is this, that all true religion brings… Read More

The origin of evil has puzzled and baffled the acutest minds that ever existed; and no doubt it will continue to perplex and baffle the mind of man as long as the world shall endure. How evil in the first instance originated, and why God permitted it to arise in His fair creation, are mysteries unfathomable to man’s finite understanding. It is of no use, therefore, for those who fear God to… Read More

In this article we will take a close look at the beast on which the woman is sitting. And so this name of this article is “The Mystery of the Beast”. The Woman and the City (Revelation 17:1-14, Matthew 5:14) Revelation 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of… Read More

When you read John 21, the words that leap from the page are: “Feed My Sheep”. In John 21 the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to His disciples after He had risen from the grave, and while they were fishing in the Sea of Galilee, the Lord Jesus gave them a miraculous catch of fish. So miraculous that they knew without a doubt that it was Jesus. The Origin of the Church John… Read More

Total Depravity (Genesis 2:17) “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 6:5) “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Job 14:4) “Who can bring a clean thing out of… Read More

One of the clearest teachings in God’s Word is that Christians are to love one another. We remember very clearly the words of John in 1 John 3 that if a man say that he love God and love not his brother, he is a liar. We are going to look at one of the most beautiful of the passages in the Bible which teach us how we are to love one… Read More

All believers have an unashamed conviction that the Word of God is the power to work faith and holiness. There are many so called Christian churches and many Christian organizations which no longer make that unashamed confession. There are some who deny the inspiration and the authority of the Bible; they do not believe that the Bible is, word for word, the Word of God without error. They point to supposed errors… Read More

No authoritative historical evidence points to December 25th as the day of the Lord Jesus birth. Traditionally, December 25th was the date of a Roman pagan festival inaugurated in 274 AD, as the birthday of the unconquered sun which at the winter solstice begins again to show an increase in light. Sometime before 336 AD the Roman Catholic Church, unable to stamp out this pagan festival, spiritualized it as the Feast of… Read More

Someone in our Congregation asked me once: “Can you explain to us the parables in the Bible?” Yes I can! Where are the parables in the Bible? When we think of the parables in the Bible, what do we think of? We think of the parables that Jesus told, when He walked on earth almost 2000 years ago. But did you know that the Old Testament is filled with historical parables? These… Read More

During the course of a sermon, a “pastor” (loosely-termed) came to 1 Timothy 2:9-10 and read it in the KJV: “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; but (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.” Instead of exegeting the passage, this pastor said, “I’m not going to touch this one with a… Read More

Today I would like us to focus on “Thanksgiving”. Do you realize that we are commanded by God to give thanks every day, all the time, for everything? To Whom Do We Give Thanks? (Psalm 92:1-15) Let us read Psalm 92, and see “What God Has Done For Me”. Psalm 92:1 It is (a) good (thing) to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:… Read More

“For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.” (1 Thessalonians 1:5) The gospel comes to some in word only. They hear the word of the gospel, the sound of truth; but it reaches the outward ear only — or if it touches the… Read More

In Luke chapter 23 the Lord Jesus is standing before Pilate. We see here that the Roman governor Pontius Pilate was like wax in the hands of the leaders of the Jews, and he did to Jesus whatever they desired. Luke 23: Luke 23:24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required. Luke 23:25 And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison,… Read More

“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” (Romans 3:20) One of the most affecting displays of the gross ignorance of man under the fall, relative to God’s method of saving sinners, is that, after the lapse of almost nineteen hundred years from the days of Christ on earth, there should be such multitudes professing… Read More

“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in His sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” (Romans 3:20) One of the most affecting displays of the gross ignorance of man under the fall, relative to God’s method of saving sinners, is that, after the lapse of almost nineteen hundred years from the days of Christ on earth, there should be such multitudes professing… Read More

“Whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate;” “and whom he did predestinate them he also glorified” etc. (Romans 8:29, Romans 8:30) This word “foreknowledge” is one of the deepest and most mysterious words throughout the whole of the Scriptures. The miser Tomline, the Arminian bishop, who passed his life in raking money together and in persecuting Calvinists, and who therefore was an idolator through love of money, and is a beloved… Read More

“And the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.” – Job 32:8 To see the vast quantity of religious magazines, books, etc., on religion in the present day is, what I shall say, disgusting! Yes, disgusting in the highest sense of the word. Correct doctrine, without one mite or drop of divine influences, is the character of magazines, book, and preachers innumerable and combined in the league of mere paltry and flimsy… Read More

But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you; but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. – 1 John 2:27 Depend upon it, that the use of outward ordinances, though very good in themselves, so far as they… Read More

“Now, he who hath sealed us is God.” (2 Corinthians 1:22) How many different exemplifications, explanations, and opinions have I seen concerning the doctrine of sealing. And empty opinions they only in general seem. For I believe that sealing is the keystone in the great arch of saving religion. It is the secret of the Lord. (Psa. 25:14) It is the mysterious signet. It is the living joint and bands whereby celestial… Read More

“The Lord preserveth the simple”. – Psalm 116:6 I do not understand merely by this simplicity any lack of understanding. Far from it. “Be ye wise as serpents” is the effectual admonition of Christ in the soul as regards both ministers and saints. And “wisdom is justified of her children.” For the saints are the light of the world, which character any lack of understanding would not be the fulfillment of. In… Read More

As I never set myself up that I was a preacher, I shall, as a private Christian, nevertheless, venture on the following exposition, the latter interpretation therein having flashed in my mind in a moment on a certain day. “If anything be revealed to another that sitteth by,” let wise men judge. (I Cor. 14:30) It is concerning the meaning of God’s “hired servants”, which the prodigal son prayed to be made… Read More

When I think of those Perfections of God, as, for instance, immutability, I stand back, and tremble, and keep my distance, in reverence and godly fear at a Being possessed of such a tremendous quality as this of unchangeableness. “What!” say I, “can it be, that I, — a worm, a creature of a day, a moth, and a shadow, — can ever worship such an amazing Being as one who, infinitely… Read More

The Old School or Primitive Baptists in former years have been very definitely identified and distinguished from all other religious or ecclesiastical organizations as PREDESTINARIAN BAPTISTS, and as such have borne reproach and vituperation from those who hold more limited views of what we regard as the absolute and all-pervading government of God over all beings, all events, and all worlds. With deep solicitude and painful concern we have witnessed ill the… Read More

“Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth,” Romans 10:4 The obedience required by the law He has given, the satisfaction for sin, which it demanded, He has presented on behalf of His Church and people. Each one is brought by the Holy Ghost to confess: “In the Lord have I righteousness and strength,” Isaiah 45:24. The Word declares, for the comfort of all who hunger… Read More

The Name of God is the manifestation of His gracious character, covenant relationship, and glorious perfections. Look at it as revealed to Moses’ heart, and sounded in his ears, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, f’orgiving iniquity arid transgression and sin, and that will bv no means clear the guilty” (Ex. 34:6-7). The Name of God is the unfolding… Read More

This is an audio sermon titled “Our Liberty in Christ” The scripture text is from Galatians 5:1-6 and the audio is 43 minutes long.

We have here in Revelation 12:7-12 a continuation of the first 6 verses in this chapter. What I mean to say is that we should see the sentences in Revelation 12 in a chronological sequence. This war in heaven follows the event of Ascension Day, in verse 5, when Christ was caught up unto God and unto His throne. Christ is on His throne, all the saints in heaven have had their… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Herman Hoeksema titled “Jesus, the complete saviour”

In John 17 we read what is known as the High Priestly Prayer of the Lord Jesus Christ. Why is it called the High Priestly Prayer? It is because this is the prayer that the Lord Jesus prayed to intercede for His people just before He went to the Garden of Gethsemane to endure the Atonement for their sins. We can see the shadow of this event in the Old Testament ceremonial… Read More

Preached August 20, 1843 at Providence Chapel, London, by J. C. Philpot “I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.” (Isaiah 57:19) The Lord had said in verse 16 of this chapter–“For I will not fight against you forever; I will not always show my anger. If I did, all people… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, Oakham, on June 22nd, 1845, by J. C. Philpot “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.” (3rd John 2) This epistle differs from most of the other epistles of the New Testament, in being written to an individual, to “the well-beloved Gaius,” of whom Paul says, “I am his guest, and the church meets here in… Read More

Isaiah chapter 6 begins with these words: “In the Year that King Uzziah Died, I Saw the Lord.” Of course, everyone would ask: When did king Uzziah die? But when you search the Bible, you do not find a reference for the year that King Uzziah died, even though God mentioned it in Isaiah 6:1. In 2 Chronicles 26:16-21 we find some information about king Uzziah. Uzziah was a God fearing king…. Read More

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8) “For!” Let us not overlook this little but significant word! For by grace are ye saved! The conjunction presents the truth here expressed as a reason for something else, an explanation of something that has been mentioned in the context. It informs us of the fact that this statement does not… Read More

When we read the Old Testament we should ask: “How Readest Thou?” How do we read the Old Testament? We should always remember the words Jesus spoke to the two disciples going to Emmaus in Luke 24, where Jesus said: Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. This is how we should read the Old Testament: Always… Read More